Archive for October, 2009

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Oct
09

British art: artist William Selby

William-Selby

'The Lilly' by British artist William Selby

Next week is the start of our next art exhibition at Red Rag. It is a mixed show of selected artists from the New English Art Club(NEAC). The NEAC is one of the leading British art societies with a number of well known artists.

One of the seven NEAC selected artists featuring in the Red Rag show is William Selby

William Selby was born in Yorkshire in 1933. A self taught artist William Selby has been painting professionally for a number of years. He paints using oil, acrylic and mixed media. His contemporary paintings demonstrate a strong, bold use of colour and vibrancy, which are developed by applying layer upon layer with painterly brushstrokes.

William Selby is particularly well known for his still life paintings. He positions everyday objects in carefully crafted suspended space producing balance and sustainable interest.

Other NEAC artists in the art show include Royal Academy artists Fred Cuming and Fred Cuming.

The NEAC art exhibition starts 6 November. For further details email the gallery or

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22
Oct
09

British Art: Fred Cuming RA

'Storm Sky, Lyme Regis' by Fred Cuming RA

'Storm Sky, Lyme Regis' by Fred Cuming RA

The November art exhibition at Red Rag is a mixed show of selected artists from the New English Art Club(NEAC). The NEAC is one of the leading British art societies with a number of well known artists. There are seven NEAC artists featuring in the Red Rag show including Royal Academy artist Fred Cuming. Fred Cuming is a master at creating wonderfully atmospheric and evocative scenes which typically capture the British sky on the South Coast.

The November show starts 6 November. For further details email the gallery or

CONTACT RED RAG NOW on 01451 832563 or outside the UK + 44 1451 832563

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15
Oct
09

British art: artist Jeremy Barlow RI

'Antiquities Ato' by Jeremy Barlow

'Antiquities Ato' by Jeremy Barlow

One of the first artists to be showing at our newest gallery in Bath is British artist Jeremy Barlow . Jeremy Barlow travels extensively, painting not only the fine European cities but often in the small villages and towns “off the beaten track” . From sun-dappled Venetian balconies to busy boulevard cafés, weathered and intriguing shop fronts to quiet provincial villages, Jeremy Barlow delights and excels in painting wonderfully atmospheric and evocative scenes.

Jeremy Barlow delights and excels in painting wonderfully atmospheric and evocative scenes. A characteristic of Barlow’s paintings is the way in which he creates an impressive interaction of light and dark. The strong contrast of deep, rich shadows with pools of bright sunlight, so familiar in southern European countries, is employed to great effect.

Jeremy Barlow Mike Bernard paintings are available from the Red Rag Gallery in Bath. For further details email the gallery or

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05
Oct
09

Scottish art: artist Charles MacQueen RGI RSW

Spice Shop, Jaipur by Charles MacQueen

Spice Shop, Jaipur by Charles MacQueen

Later this month Red Rag open another gallery in the classical and elegant Georgian City of Bath. The new gallery is in Brock Street which links two world famous landmarks – The Royal Crescent and The Kings Circus.

The new gallery will open with Scottish Art from one of the Scotland’s leading contemporary artists – Charles MacQueen.

Charles MacQueen was born in Glasgow in 1940. He was educated at St Aloysius College and then attended the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1965, Charles MacQueen pursued a successful career in Art Education. Throughout his teaching years Charles continued to paint and exhibited widely. Eventually in 1990 Charles retired to concentrate full time as a professional artist.

MacQueen says: “My most important influence was John Dewey, whose work I read when I was training to be a teacher. His book “Art as Experience” made strong emphasis on learning through doing, and Art as a response to lived experience”.

MacQueen has made a number of visits to Tunisia and Morocco. The latest art works at Red Rag reflect Charles’s fascination with the two countries. He is inspired by the stark visual contrasts between strong blinding sunlight and black dark bazaars full of rich reds, golds and turquoise.

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